The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given assurances to party faithful that it is doing everything right to ensure the party wins the 2020 Edo governorship election.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, gave the assurance in Benin on Saturday after a brief meeting with the leadership of the party to deliberate on the conduct of a free, fair and credible ward congress.
Makinde said the PDP is working around the clock to present the best and most credible candidates for election, adding that the people would decide who governs them.
“This electoral committee is put together to conduct the ward congress and delegate election for Edo State. This is a process we are starting and it is centred around the people and at the end of the day, no matter what people do, it is the people of Edo State that will determine who will be their next governor.
“We have been talking to the aspirants and there have been serious engagement sessions since Friday and we are hopeful that Edo is going to be for PDP in the next election,” he said.
Governor Makinde further assured that the party process of electing ward leaders would be transparent, free and fair.
Makinde stated, “We have taken out time to ensure that the process is transparent, free, fair and credible. So, you cannot say a process is not going to end well when it is just taking off.
“The opposition and their pessimists will say what they have to say but we have to do what we have to do to give confidence to our party members, the people of Edo State and Nigeria.”